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Providing guidance and/or leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and area needs. Implement and support a comprehensive volunteer system though identification, selection, orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H programming. Utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Design, implement, and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community. Work with and/or lead committees and volunteers and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of program goals. May convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs.
Design and implement high quality, annual overnight residential camps. This includes training and management of youth counselors and adult staff, as well securing staff (cooks, lifeguards, etc.) to work at the residential camp, meal planning, and some facility management. Work with county volunteers to design and implement a Cloverbud day camp program. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in supporting the county fair. Replicate and adhere to existing local, statewide, and national 4-H youth development programming. Develop promotional and other educational material.
The Educator evaluates educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as utilizes existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and results of local programs. Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding. May be responsible for the management of the county budget. May also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. Build relationships with diverse clientele. Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision and values of both Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development.
Actively work to ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, as well as equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record.
This position is located in Huron County, Ohio.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Bachelor's or Master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Youth Development or other educationally related areas such as Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical. DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Volunteer administration experience as well as program development skills needed. Successful candidate must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods that include lecture, interactive discussion, demonstration, role play, etc. Previous experience in 4-H, other youth development organizations, or similar experiences and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with adults and youth are necessary. Successful individual will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, have effective time management, organization, and prioritizing skills, and be able to work with minimal supervision. Internal and external applicants for positions are also required to accurately self-disclose all criminal convictions when they apply. Background checks will be conducted on internal and external final candidates. Final candidate offer is contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon the criminal background check.
TO APPLY: Complete application instructions at http://jobs.osu.edu/ PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH THE OSU ONLINE APPLICATION FOR JR# 462248:
1) Cover Letter
3) List of at least five professional references; include names and email addresses
Application materials must be submitted on or before the deadline date listed.